Tag Archives: Clinical Research

Multiple Positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, it is internationally renowned for excellence in patient care, groundbreaking biomedical research, and training the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. BWH has been recognized for 23 consecutive years by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and provides care to patients from throughout the U.S. and from over 120 other countries in virtually every area of adult medicine.

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Technical Research Assistant Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

They are looking for an independent and highly motivated individual to join their research program focused on mammalian regenerative biology. The Lehoczky Lab studies mouse digit tip regeneration and is presently focused on determining the molecular pathways necessary for this process. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a collaborative and stimulating environment.

Required Skills:

  • Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetics, and mouse husbandry is recommended.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to multi-task, think critically and work independently.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. Demonstrates the ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, and can clearly write about and present their work.
  • Two year (or more) commitment strongly preferred.

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Clinical Research Coordinator Position at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website: www.womensmentalhealth.org.


The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

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Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital – Medical Practice Evaluation Center

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center is seeking full-time Research Assistants to work with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with collaborators at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as multiple international sites. The group uses methods of clinical epidemiology, economics, and simulation modeling to evaluate clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of strategies for preventing, managing, and treating HIV/AIDS as well as other diseases. Our research efforts include work in the United States as well as in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.

Example projects include:

  • Examining the impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for populations at high risk of acquiring HIV in India
  • Assessing cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis diagnostics in South Africa
  • Determining optimal uptake of strategies for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in Zimbabwe
  • Studying the impact of pre-travel vaccination for international travelers
  • Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a genotypic test for drug resistance for people starting antiretroviral therapy in the United States

Research Assistants collaborating with our group frequently go on to pursue careers in medicine, public health, epidemiology, and health policy research.

Please note:

  • This position is based in Boston and does not involve international travel.
  • Given the specialized nature of our research methodology, we ask our Research Assistants to make a two-year commitment.

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The Columbia University Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Assistant Program

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Columbia University Medical Center is still hiring! This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for students whose families already live in NYC or within an hour of CUMC. They encourage you to apply soon since they accept on a rolling basis. Ariana Mills ’17 currently works as an RA and is happy to be a resource. Feel free to email her with your questions.

What We Do

Research Assistant (RAs) have four major responsibilities:

  • Transplant call
  • Tissue call
  • Consent call
  • Databasing/Clinical research

RAs have the unique opportunity to participate in heart and lung procurements for transplant surgeries at CUMC. RAs travel with the procuring surgeons to the donor hospital where they serve as organ preservationists.

On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research.

RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research projects.

Application Process

The RA position is a minimum one-year commitment in addition to an onboarding period. Applicants must be graduating seniors or post-baccalaureate students. Candidates who can start will receive a $1,000/month stipend.

To apply, please email the following items to the Program Director, Dr. Catherine Wang.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact information of two references.

Applications that do not include all of the above items will not be considered.

Research Assistant at Bauer Lab-Harvard

Application deadline Sunday, April 1st at 10:00 am.

Bauer Lab is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join their efforts to investigate the molecular basis of blood cell development and to study novel genetic treatment approaches for blood disorders. Their approach combines functional genetics and molecular biology in cellular and animal models of hematopoiesis. They are particularly focused on applying genome editing technologies to develop novel treatments for blood disorders. The selected candidate will work on experimental research projects and also spend effort on lab management duties. A highly motivated and productive technician may get the opportunity to lead an independent research project within the lab.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, gene therapy, hematopoiesis, systems biology, structural/chemical biology, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology. The candidate must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in scientific research would be an asset. Experience with hematopoiesis research is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern molecular genetic techniques is essential.

40 hour/week full-time position with flexible hours and competitive salary/fringe benefits. Anticipated start date is summer 2018. A 2-year minimum commitment is strongly preferred.

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Research Technician at MGH/Harvard Medical School

A Research Technician position is available in the lab of Radhika Subramanian at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. They are interested in understanding how the micron-sized microtubule-based machinery required for cell division and cell signaling assemble from the collective activities of nanometer-sized proteins. They use a variety of experimental tools, including structural methods, single molecule biophysics, and cell biological assays.

The candidate must have a B.S. in biological sciences or related field before starting this position. This position is ideal for a graduating student who is looking for 2-years of research experience before applying to graduate/medical school. The candidate must be familiar with general biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Prior experience with fluorescence microscopy or image analysis would be an added benefit but not necessary.

Please contact Radhika Subramanian with your CV, names of two referees and a copy of your recent transcript.